Thu, 25 September 2014
One of Hollywood’s most enduring and beloved leading ladies,
Shelley openly shares the details of her childhood as a
department store “fashion model”, and how that led to her first
television appearance at the age of 10.
In constant onscreen demand from an early age, she appeared in more
than 50 television series, from early classics like Annie Oakley to
her breakthrough role on The Donna Reed Show.
Shelley shares memories of her eight years playing “Mary Stone”
and working closely with TV legends Donna Reed, Paul Petersen,
and Carl Betz, and then describes the unique experience of
becoming an international teen idol with the release of
her #1 hit recording of Johnny Angel.
As the only female co-star to appear in three of Elvis Presley's
movies (Clambake, Girl Happy and Spinout), Shelley describes
what it was like meeting “the King” for the first time...and how
she still thinks of him as her “favorite leading man”.
Shelley then goes on to recount her adult life as an actress on
shows like Love, American Style, The Rockford Files, and Fantasy Island
and her professional joy working opposite James Caan in the era’s
most memorable television movie, Brian’s Song.
This is an intimate, open-hearted dialogue with a legendary actress as
she shares the realities of Hollywood’s type-casting in the Sixties
while giving us a real sense of the personal and professional values
that brought her years of success on major hits like
One Day at a Time and Coach.
It's an engaging conversation with a truly
classy lady as she reveals the personal side of
the Hollywood "actor's life" that you won’t want to miss!